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Comment Re:Well.... (Score 1) 651

And if you remove the rest of the world's poor people (as that's what you are referring to - poor people are more likely to commit crime than richer people, and urban minorities are more likely to be poor) their crime rates are even lower. The US does not have a monopoly on poor people. What's your point again? Or are you just trying to make excuses for a broken system?

Comment Re: Skeptical (Score 1) 651

Unless his peers are being paid by the local municipality to perform some civic duty, I'd say your question is rather specious. If some people in an organization are acting like assholes, and the rest of the organization doesn't do anything to stop them, what should someone not in the organization think of it? Cops have a duty to encourage trust between themselves and the people they police - sticking together to protect guilty cops is the exact opposite, and ends up in the situation we currently see.

Police in other countries are afforded a great deal of respect, so clearly it's not impossible.

Comment Re:Training on both sides, perhaps? (Score 1) 651

Yes, and they are openly admitted to as being something to work on, throughout the ranks of the police force. Major changes are made in the police forces concerned, and the level of professionalism increases. Compare that with the US where these cases are fought tooth and nail by the concerned police department, and little to nothing comes of them.

You are making the case against the US's police force and for the German police force's way of handling things. I don't know if that was your intention...

Comment Re:impressed again. (Score 2, Insightful) 200

You sound like a well-educated 8-year-old arguing why his country is the bestest in the world - lots of hyperbole, lots of massive (incorrect) generalizations, and dripping with conjecture. You're not making a very compulsive argument, but you are showing everyone just how ill-informed you are about the country you live in, and how quickly you will form an opinion with the scantest of evidence or opinion.

Comment Re:No (Score 1) 545

Don't speak for everyone - it just takes one to not agree and suddenly your argument falls apart.

Just to illustrate the above point, I am a relatively-young European, and have plenty of young European friends who would not like a car, even if it was entirely free. There just is no point for us, as public transport is great, and should we need a car/van/whatever, we can rent one at a cheap price.

So no - plenty of people don't want cars, regardless of whether they were free or not. Bizarre, I know, but it's reality.

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy.